Cancun Events

May Cinco de Mayo National holiday commemorating Mexico's defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862, on May 5.

Cancun Jazz Festival
Come to the Parque de las Palapas and the area around the Convention Center for live performances from the best jazz musicians in the world, during Memorial Day weekend.

International Gay Festival
Enjoy food, music, mariachi bands, a cruise of the Caribbean, assorted parties and a final champagne breakfast, during a weekend in May.

Caribbean Hotel International Congress
During the last week of June, the annual meeting of Caribbean hotel proprietors, part of which is open to the public, brings with it an exposition of various foods and services offered throughout the area.

Feast of Our Lady of Carmen
The port town of Ciudad del Carmen hosts an annual regional fair, which includes bullfighting and livestock exhibitions, sporting events, plenty of food, drinking and dancing, in mid-July.

Xel-Ha August is the perfect month in which to visit the Xel-Ha tropical water park, where you can explore the forest and waterscapes of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Independence Day
In the middle of September, Cancun residents celebrate the liberation of Mexico by Padre Miguel Hidalgo, on El Grito, or the "Shout" Day, with festivities all over the downtown and Isla de Mujeres areas.

For more information contact the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau at 011-52-998-84-65-31.

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